Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

Frequent usage of kitchen towels could be putting families at risk of food poisoning, according to new research. Bacterial build-up was measured on 100 towels over the course of a month during an experiment by scientists at the University of Mauritius. Researchers found bacteria growth on 49 towels, with more than a third testing positive for coliforms, the group of species of which E.coli is a member

Multi-use of kitchen towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as […]

Your smartphone is dirtier than a toilet seat. Here’s how to clean it

Most people don’t give a second thought to using their cell phone everywhere, from their morning commute to the dinner table to the doctor’s office. But research shows that cell phones are far dirtier than most people think, and the more germs they collect, the more germs you touch

The world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “faecal bacteria.” While a sick person’s excrement harbours illness-causing germs, a […]

Effective ways to teach children about germs

The functioning of the body can be disrupted by germs that can send wreak havoc on our body. These tiny living organisms are the root cause for major diseases not just in kids but in almost everyone. Parents generally find it difficult to explain the concept of germs to kids. Read on to help make your kids understand about germs in a simpler way

‘How do I explain the concept of germs for my kid to understand’ is the biggest distress most parent’s experience. For your children, germs are an abstract concept, something that they cannot see or feel, but trying and explaining the importance of hygiene in an easy-to-understand method which will definitely help them lead a healthy […]

How doctors who deal with germs all day long avoid getting sick

Continuous stress has been shown to suppress the immune system. But that's nothing compared with what these doctors go up against each day

How doctors who deal with germs all day long avoid getting sickDodging a cold can be pretty challenging when you’re working in an office. As soon as one person starts coughing, you can usually be sure it’ll get around the office faster than a bad email chain from Steve in accounting. If that’s not enough, continuous stress has been shown to suppress the immune system. But […]

Know how to use a public washroom safely

Using a public washroom can be uncomfortable, as people are hesitant to enter it, due to the fear of contracting germs and bacteria. Here, experts give you tips to use a public washroom in most hygienic way

Public restrooms are not always the cleanest places to visit. Even a clean public restroom can harbour many germs just by the fact that so many people use the same facility all day long. Owing to which, experts advise to follow a proper hygiene. Dr Niranjan Chavan, Professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital said, “One […]

Beware! Your bacteria-ridden gym equipment is hundreds time worse than a toilet seat

Treadmills have 74 times more bacteria than a water faucet and exercise bikes 39 times more than a reusable tray

Beware! Your bacteria-ridden gym equipment is hundreds time worse than a toilet seatHitting the gym is supposed to be good for us, and in many ways it is. We’re improving cardiovascular health, shedding dangerous belly fat, and basically just extending our lives when we exercise regularly. Working out still comes with a few pitfalls such as injuries and soreness, but the scariest of all may be the […]